The process of achieving equal opportunity for professional advancement involves not only legal issues but also psychological and social ones. This book deals with the barriers that can hinder professional development, discussed in the context of women in the sciences. Five issues are raised. First, what behavior constitutes discrimination, how is
Table of Contents
Foreword -- Introduction and Overview -- The Individual and the Institution -- Setting Up an Affirmative Action Program -- Affirmative Action and the Continuing Majority: Women of All Races and Minority Men -- Psychological Barriers for Women in Sciences: Internal and External -- Male and Female Leadership Styles: The Double Bind
Judith A. Ramaleyis associate professor of psychology and biophysics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Her area of specialization is neuroendocrinology. She is currently president of both the Association for Women in Science and the Women's Caucus of the Endocrin Society.